Klein Ethics Case Competition
Friday, March 22, 2013
The Carroll School of Management and the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship are excited to announce the second annual Walter H. Klein Business Ethics Case Competition. The competition will take place on Friday, March 22, 2013 and is open to sophomores and juniors. Teams will be provided with a business case in the weeks leading up to the competition which they will have to analyze, create recommendations, and present to a panel of judges. The competition honors Walter Klein, a long-time faculty member and Professor of Strategic Management at the Carroll School of Management. Professor Klein was a pioneering force in the development of social issues in management, a field that now includes corporate social responsibility, corporate citizenship and sustainability. In the Carroll School, he led efforts to incorporate such issues and ways of thinking in the MBA curriculum.
Students must be in the class of 2014 or 2015 at Boston College. Students will compete as a team of two where at least one member of the team must be in the Carroll School of Management.
Prior to the competition, students will receive a case portraying an ethical dilemma happening in business. The students have two weeks to analyze the case and create a presentation outlining the ethical and financial dimensions of the case, as well as to develop a recommendation for the company. The presentation will be 15 minutes and students will have access to a projector and laptop for a Powerpoint. Following the 15-minute presentation, judges will have 5 minutes to ask questions to the team. See below in the “Timeline” section for deadlines.
February 28th – Deadline to submit team member names to firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 1st – Case is sent out to teams. Teams sign up for presentation timeslots.
March 21st – Powerpoint is due to email@example.com by 5pm.
March 22nd – Competition day.
Teams will be judge based on the depth of their analysis, the creativity of their recommendation, and the presentation delivery.
The winning team will receive a cash prize and have the opportunity to represent Boston College at the Eller Ethics Case Competition at the University of Arizona in October 2013 (http://ethics.eller.arizona.edu/competition.)
1st place: Justin Feng and Matt Alonsozana, class of 2014
2nd place: Matt Flynn, class of 2013, and Eddie Parisi, class of 2014.